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We will be performing server maintenance beginning Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 at 8:00 AM EST. Service is expected to be restored by 9:00 AM EST. However, this could run over. During this time Independent Study exams will not be available. Please contact us if you experience any issues outside of this maintenance window.

FY18 Application window for EMI MEPP series is now closed and the waiting list is full. Please check back in the Spring for new application dates. If you are applying for the locally delivered course in Wisconsin, the application window is open from January 22-March 26, 2018. Please see the following training bulletin for more info:
1383 - Training Bulletin - Local MEPP Delivery - Wisconsin

Required Prerequisites

There are 10 total prerequisite courses required to apply to the Master Exercise Practitioner Program (MEPP). Applicants must complete all of the prerequisite courses listed below BEFORE submitting an application for MEPP.

  1. E/L/K 0146: Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
    • Dates and locations can be found by searching the EMI Course Schedule located at the EMI Website
    • Certificates must be from FEMA to receive credit
    Independent Study (IS) courses can be found by visiting the Independent Study Program Course List Page.
  2. IS-100.b, Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS)
  3. IS-120, An Introduction to Exercises
  4. IS-130, Exercise Evaluation and Improvement Planning
  5. IS-200.b, ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
  6. IS-230, Fundamentals of Emergency Management
  7. IS-235, Emergency Planning
  8. IS-700, National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
  9. IS-775, Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Management and Operations
  10. IS-800, National Response Framework (NRF), An Introduction
  11. OR, graduation from the Basic Academy.

Due to changes in policy and doctrine, independent study courses are frequently updated. It is recommended that you review the contents of the IS courses and look over the updated materials. If you have already passed the exam for the IS courses listed above and you choose to retake the exam, your completion certificate will reflect the date of your fist completion, not the date you retake it.

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